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FUNGUS FORAY 2010

Foray in the limeworks area led by Harvey Morgan of Shropshire Countryside Services who also provided the text for the report below.

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Report on the fungus foray of 9th October 2010

Nineteen people came on the foray - ten adults and nine children. The younger members of the party were particularly good at getting in amongst the undergrowth.

Thirty-nine species were identified on the day [see the list below]. Whilst this seems a good number we could expect to find many more fungi on the site! It should be remembered that 'fungi' are not limited to the larger toadstools and mushrooms, the term ‘fungi’ also includes micro fungi such as rusts and smuts and moulds. We only found a brief sample during the foray - there will be many more that either weren't fruiting at the time we visited (due to time of year or weather conditions), or we just didn't find them on the day.

It is interesting to note that over recent years mycologists have discovered a number of continental/warmer climate species in this country. With climate warming perhaps we can expect a few more in the years to come? Although we did not find anything particularly rare, it was quite good to come across the two types of Earthstars which are not too common.

Most species we found were within the woodland (these being associated with trees or decomposing leaf litter), though we found the 3 types of waxcaps in the meadows (grassland species).

The common names listed in the table are quite interesting - giving us a
descriptive name to otherwise meaningless Latin. All this helps when
starting out with identifying new finds such as Orange Coral Fungus (because
that's what it looks like!), Shaggy Inkcap, Candle Snuff Fungus and Tar Spot.

Fungi species found in the Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area
on 9th October 2010

 

SPECIES

 

COMMON NAME

 

 

Armillaria mellea

 

Honey Fungus

 

 

Clavulina cinerea

 

 

 

 

Clavulinopsis corniculata

 

Orange Coral Fungus

 

 

Coprinus atromentarius

 

Common Inkcap

 

 

Coprinus comatus

 

Shaggy Inkcap

 

 

Coprinus micaceous

 

Glistening Inkcap

 

 

Coprinus plicatilis

 

 

 

 

Daedaleopsis confragosa

 

Blushing Bracket

 

 

Diatrype disciformis

 

 

 

 

Ganoderma adspersum

 

Artist’s Bracket

 

 

Geastrum sessile

 

Earthstar

 

 

Geastrum triplex

 

Collared Earthstar

 

 

Hebeloma crustuliniforme

 

Poison Pie

 

 

Hebeloma sacchariolens

 

Sweet Poison Pie

 

 

Hygrocybe conica

 

Blackening Waxcap

 

 

Hygrocybe virginia

 

Snowy Waxcap

 

 

Hygrocybe quietus

 

 

 

 

Hypholoma capnoides

 

 

 

 

Hypholoma fasciculare

 

Sulphur Tuft

 

 

Inocybe geophylla

 

(a fibre cap)

 

 

Inocybe geophylla var. lalacina

 

(a fibre cap)

 

 

Laccaria laccatta

 

Deceiver

 

 

Lactarius pyrogalus

 

Fiery Milk-cap

 

 

Lepista flacida

 

Tawny Funnel Cap

 

 

Lycoperdon perlatum

 

Common puffball

 

 

Lycoperdon pyriforme

 

Stump puffball

 

 

Macrolepiota rhacodes

 

Shaggy Parasol

 

 

Melanoleuca melaleuca

 

 

 

 

Mycena archangeliana

 

 

 

 

Mycena galericulata

 

Bonnet Cap

 

 

Mycena haematopus

 

Bleeding Bonnet Cap

 

 

Mycena rosea

 

 

 

 

Phallus impudicus

 

Stinkhorn

 

 

Postia styptica

 

 

 

 

Psathyrella conopilus

 

 

 

 

Rhytisma acerinum

 

Tar Spot

 

 

Trametes versicolour

 

Common Turkey Tail

 

 

Xylaria hypoxylon

 

Candle-snuff Fungus

 

 

Xylaria polymorpha

 

Dead Man’s Fingers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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